[ pôr′shē-ō′, -tē-ō′ ]
n. pl. por•ti•o•nes (-shē-ō′nēz, -tē-)
A part or segment, as of an organ.
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This nerve is the portio major or superficialis of the nerve usually known as the ramus ophthalmicus superficialis in the adult.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Deal with the ear, and remember that it has its portio mollis as you gently probe your way into its tube.